We continue our study of the French Revolution. In the coming week students will be examining the Reign of Terror and the final days of the revolution.
This past week we have examined the events leading up to the Declaration of the Rights of Man, written by the members of the Third Estate in France. Next week we will begin to research key players in the French Revolution. Students will be asked to use available technologies to do their research.
This past week we have looked at early events of the revolution and have analyzed primary resources from the American Revolution in order to examine how it influenced the French Revolution.
We will continue next week by looking at major players in the French Revolution. Students will analyze each persons belief system so that as we place that person in their role in the French Revolution, students have an understanding of what they are fighting for and how they fit in to the Revolution as a whole.
We have continued our study of the French Revolution. Students examined the Meeting of the Estates General and the ineffectiveness of it. They examined the interests of the members of each estate and wrote a Letter to the Editor explaining their feelings toward the necessity for change. Moving ahead students will be independently examining several events of the French Revolution and we will compare American documents to the French documents that were coming out at the time.
I hope everyone has a restful break! Last week we did not get as far as I'd hoped, so when we return we will begin looking at the meeting of the Estates General. Students will examine the roles of various people, critique its potential effectiveness and make predictions about what will happen.
On Thursday, February 11, students will be assigned a writing assignment in which they will take on the role of a member of one of the three estates in France. They will be writing a letter to the editor of their local news paper explaining why France should welcome political, social, and economic change, or why they shouldn't. A rubric to this assignment will be uploaded to the World History Google Classroom site.
Last week students examined the causes of the French Revolution. This week we will be closely examining each group of "stakeholders" to see what they stood to gain or loose, and how they contributed to, or were effected by, the financial crisis that helped build discontent in the French people. We will also begin to take a look at the Estates General meeting. Students will analyze the purpose of the meeting, will critique the methods and organization, and will predict potential outcomes.
This week we will begin our study of the French Revolution. Students will be examining the causes of the revolution. They will create a visual web demonstrating the various reasons why the French people rebelled against their government. We will examine social, political, and economic reasons.
World History Semester 2
Throughout the second semester of World History we will examine various world revolutions. We will look at the political and social situations that preceded each of the revolutions We will look at questions like: When do citizens have the right to rebel against their governments? When do citizens have the responsibility to rebel against their governments? What are some common causes of revolutions? What makes a revolution successful?
Unit 1: The French Revolution
Unit 2: The Bolshevik Revolution
Unit 3: The Indian Independence Movement
Unit 4: An Independent Look at a Contemporary Revolutionary Movement
Students will have the opportunity to reassess one third of their summative assessments. I expect to have six summative assessments, meaning students can reassess two. If that number goes up or down I will keep students posted. Before taking a summative assessment students must have all formative assessments turned in and prior to reassessing their work students must meet the following requirements:
Students will come to class on time, prepared, and ready to contribute to the scholarly environment.
Welcome to Semester 2 of World History! This semester we will be studying revolutions from around the world, both historical and contemporary.
This week we will start with an introduction to the term revolution and the idea of revolutions. We will kick of the semester with a study of the French Revolution.
This week we will begin our study of revolutions. Students will begin the study by reading the first chapter of Patrick Van Inwegen's "Understanding Revolution." They will be able to access the text via their World History Google Classroom site.
Students will also be turning in their final summative of the semester, please refer to the rubric below.